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Pacific Dawn
is en route to Sydney after water inundated with debris during flood crisis.

The Port of Brisbane has closed to all shipping until further notice due to debris and fast flowing water from the devastating Queensland floods.

P&O Cruises‘ Brisbane-based Pacific Dawn was due to arrive on January 15 from a seven-night ‘Getaway’ cruise to Noumea, Lifou and Vila, however it is now cruising towards Sydney. Passengers onboard will be flown home to Brisbane on Saturday, weather conditions permitting.

Dig deep cruisers! To donate to the Queensland flood appeal, click here.

According to P&O Cruises’ Facebook page, the line is arranging transport for passengers scheduled to sail on Pacific Dawn’s next departure this Saturday, January 15, as this cruise will now depart from Sydney.

“We thank everyone for their understanding in this extraordinary situation in which the safety and security of our passengers remains the paramount consideration,” the page says.

The Port of Brisbane’s website says that debris is being removed, roads to the port are open and power has been restored, and the port remains closed until further notice.

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